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Moonsweeper

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Description

In Moonsweeper your goal is to rescue miners from the moons in Star Quadrant Jupiter. You begin your mission in space where you must avoid deadly aurora flares, photon torches and space bullets from the sun in this quadrant. From time to time you will see a moon pass by, and by flying near it you can descend to the surface. As you sweep along the surface, you will see stranded miners which need to be rescued by flying over them. Also on the moons surface are various obstacles which must be avoided or destroyed, such as towers and lunar satellites as well as alien surface destroyers. Should you survive and rescue six miners (the maximum your ship can carry), then you may take off from the surface by using the accelerator rings. There are several different types of moons found in this quadrant, each with a different level of difficulty. To help out, your ship is equipped with photon torpedoes and shields (though you will lose points while using the shield).

Screenshots

Moonsweeper Commodore 64 Blasting out in space
Moonsweeper MSX Titlescreen
Moonsweeper TI-99/4A Fly over the stranded miners to pick them up
Moonsweeper MSX Fly over the miners to pick them up

User Reviews

Moons! Action! Design flaws! Atari 2600 Jeff Hazen (92)

The Press Says

TeleMatch Atari 2600 Feb, 1984 1 out of 6 100
TeleMatch ColecoVision Feb, 1984 1 out of 6 100
The Atari Times Atari 2600 Oct 03, 2007 90 out of 100 90
All Game Guide ColecoVision 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
The Video Game Critic Atari 2600 Feb 15, 2008 B- 67

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Trivia

This game was listed in the Fathom manual but the Intellivision version was never released.
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